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Print ISSN: 2522-6614, Online ISSN: 2522-6622

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2021, Vol. 5, Issue 6, Part D

A rare case of forgotten foreign body in vagina: Still a rural treatment for prolapse
Author(s): Dr. Priya Aarthy Archunan, Dr. Sangeeta Sen and Dr. Aruna Naik
Abstract: Background: Utero-vaginal prolapse is one among the major gynaecological manifestations in elderly women. Because of the improper awareness, socio and regional myth constrained the women population to come forward to take the proper treatment. In line with these unethical medicinal practices also influences on the severalty of the disease condition.
Material and Method: Gynaecological examination for the complaints of foul-smelling vaginal discharge, associated with pain in the lower abdomen, for the past one week.
Results: This report illustrates a case of forgotten foreign body in vagina, a wood apple, which was used as a local treatment for procidentia. It was retained and forgotten for about 10 years, after which the woman developed a foul-smelling vaginal discharge. The foreign body was mobile with edges free. Therefore, it was removed under manual pressure and with the help of a speculum.
Conclusion: After antibiotics coverage she was operated for vaginal hysterectomy and pelvic floor repair. No complications were encountered post-operatively.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Priya Aarthy Archunan, Dr. Sangeeta Sen, Dr. Aruna Naik. A rare case of forgotten foreign body in vagina: Still a rural treatment for prolapse. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2021;5(6):250-252. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2021.v5.i6d.1090
International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology